Wilshire Boulevard Temple - High Holy Days 2017
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Schedule of Services

  • S’lichot

    S’lichot - Sept. 16


    S’lichot are prayers of forgiveness that help us prepare our souls for the High Holy Days. Recited on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, we begin to take stock of our lives and repair our relationships by asking for, and granting forgiveness.

    Standing at the Gates: A Community S’lichot Experience

    ˆSaturday, September 16, 7 p.m., Glazer Campus

    The rabbis, cantors and choirs of Kehillat Israel, Stephen Wise Temple, University Synagogue, Temple Isaiah and Wilshire Boulevard Temple join together for food, music, study and prayer. Join us for a sumptuous bu et, a chance to study with the senior rabbis of other synagogues, and this once a year opportunity to hear the combined voices and music of ve congregations.

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  • Rosh HaShanah - Sept. 21

    Rosh HaShanah


    Rosh HaShanah not only celebrates the Jewish New Year, but also celebrates the creation of the world. Beautiful and majestic, it is the first of the 10 days of reflection and repentance known as the Days of Awe. Each year, Rosh HaShanah affirms the ability of human beings to connect with their best selves in order to change and grow. It is a time to honestly examine our lives over the past year and renew our commitment to the highest ideals.

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    Erev Rosh HaShanah Services

    ˆWednesday evening, September 20, Glazer Campus

    4:30 p.m.

    Family

    Piness

    5:00 p.m.

    Adult Open Seating

    Sanctuary

    7:30 p.m.

    Nefesh

    Piness

    8:00 p.m.

    Adult Reserved

    Sanctuary

     

    Rosh HaShanah Day Services

    Thursday, September 21, Glazer Campus

    8:45 a.m.

    Adult Open Seating

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Shapiro, Cantor Gurney

    9:00 a.m.

    Nursery School

    Sports Complex

    Rabbi Eshel, Jason Mesches

    9:00 a.m.

    Family Grades K-2

    Piness

    Rabbi Leder, Cantor Ettinger

    10:30 a.m.

    Nefesh

    Piness

    Rabbi Goldberg or Rabbi Eshel Nefesh Band

    11:30 a.m.

    Adult Reserved

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Shapiro, Cantor Gurney

    2:30 p.m.

    Family Grades 3+

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Eshel Cantor Ettinger

     

    Second-Day Rosh HaShanah Day Service

    Friday, September 22, 10 a.m., Irmas Campus
    Rabbi Nanus, Cantors Gurney and Ettinger

    Rosh HaShanah continues in a more intimate setting, where we connect in song, prayer, study, and discussion. Please join us for lunch at 12:30 in the courtyard following the service.

  • Shabbat Shuvah - Sept. 23

    Shabbat Shuvah


    Shabbat Shuvah: The Shabbat “Between”

    Shabbat Shuvah, the special Shabbat that occurs between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, highlights the ethical teachings of the Torah as we prepare for atonement on Yom Kippur.

    Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.
    • Glazer Campus Rabbi Eshel and Cantor Ettinger
    • Irmas Campus Rabbi Leder and Cantor Gurney
  • Tashlich - Sept. 24

    Tashlich


    Each year, we symbolically cast off our sins by writing them out on the sand and watching the waves wash them away.

    Tashlich Picnic at the Beach

    Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m.

    Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park Blvd. and Neilson Way Rabbi Nanus and Cantor Ettinger
    Our ritual Tashlich service with live music, prayer, story-telling, and the blowing of the shofar celebrates the New Year in a beautiful, natural setting. Wear white and bring along family, friends, and a picnic dinner.

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  • Yom Kippur - Sept. 30

    Yom Kippur


    Prayer, music, repentance, and fasting contribute to the solemnity of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. On this day, we put aside our physical desires and connect with our spiritual needs. We admit our shortcomings in the deep recesses of our souls. We pray for the repair of our insensitive hearts with compassion and love. We remember those loved ones who are no longer with us. And we ask for the blessing of life for another year.

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    Yom Kippur Day Services

    Saturday, September 30, Glazer Campus

    8:45 a.m.

    Adult Open Seating

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Eshel, Cantor Gurney

    9:00 a.m.

    Nursery School

    Sports Complex

    Rabbi Ben-Naim
    Jason Mesches

    9:00 a.m.

    Family Grades K-2

    Piness

    Rabbi Leder, Cantor Ettinger

    10:30 a.m.

    Nefesh

    Piness

    Rabbi Goldberg or Rabbi Nanus
    Nefesh Band

    11:30 a.m.

    Adult Reserved

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Eshel, Cantor Ettinger
    Cantor Gurney

    2:30 p.m.

    Family Grades 3+

    Piness

    Rabbi Ben-Naim
    Cantor Ettinger

    4:00 - 6:15 p.m.

    Minchah/Yizkor/N’ilah*/Havdalah

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Shapiro
    All clergy

  • Kol Nidrei - Sept. 29

    Kol Nidrei


    The stirring strains of the cello playing “Kol Nidrei” pierce our hearts as we sit together as one congregation engaged in deep contemplation and prayer. “All vows are canceled...we start anew.”

    Friday evening, September 29, Glazer Campus
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    5:00 p.m.

    Adult Open Seating

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Leder
    Cantor Ettinger
    Cantor Gurney

    7:30 p.m.

    Nefesh

    Piness

    Rabbi Goldberg or Rabbi Eshel
    Nefesh Band

    8:00 p.m.

    Adult Reserved

    Sanctuary

    Rabbi Leder
    Cantor Ettinger
    Cantor Gurney

  • Sukkot - Oct. 5-11

    Sukkot


    Sukkot, which means “booths” or “huts,” is a celebration of thanksgiving for the fall harvest as well as the commemoration of the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert after Sinai. Sukkot is a wonderful opportunity for family, friends, and community to connect, share a meal, and appreciate nature’s bounty. The children in our schools (Brawerman Elementary School, Mann and Glazer Early Childhood Centers, and Religious School) will celebrate Sukkot with special activities and celebrations during regular school hours.

    Soul Sounds Sukkot Shabbat

    Friday, October 6, 6:00 p.m., Irmas Campus

    This spirited musical service with Cantors Gurney and Ettinger and the Soul Sounds band will be followed by a specially catered Oneg Shabbat in our sukkah.

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    Sushi/Sake in the Sukkah

    Friday, October 6, 7:15 p.m., Irmas Campus

    Celebrate Sukkot with The Meetup (the Temple’s young professional and social networking group geared towards individuals in their 20s and 30s) with sushi and sake in the Sukkah.

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    Nefesh Sukkot

    Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Glazer Campus

    This festive, lively Shabbat service in the sukkah will have beautiful music and a tasty fall potluck. Bring a photo of someone you’d like to invite into the sukkah—a relative, a person in history, or anyone at all—and we’ll decorate. Join us at 6:30 for the potluck before the service with a colorful vegetarian dish to share.

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    Sukkot Yizkor
    (Memorial Service)

    Thursday, October 12, 9:30 a.m., Irmas Campus

    Join Rabbi Eshel and Cantor Ettinger for a festival morning service, special prayers, and psalms to remember our loved ones in this special Yizkor service.

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    Celebrate the Harvest at our Food Pantries

    Sunday, October 8
    7:45–9:30 a.m. • Karsh Center, Glazer Campus
    9:00–11:30 a.m. • The People Concern (503 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica)

    As we celebrate the fall harvest during Sukkot, we are reminded of the commandment: “Leave the corners of your elds for the hungry.” So we gather at our Food Pantries to help feed those in need.

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  • Simchat Torah - Oct. 13

    Simchat Torah


    On Simchat Torah we commemorate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah: the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and we dance to joyous music and song; the concluding passages of Deuteronomy are read rst, then the opening section of Genesis. We never stop reading the Torah. We end only to begin again. The children in our schools (Brawerman Elementary School, Mann and Glazer Early Childhood Centers, and Religious School) will celebrate Simchat Torah with special activities and celebrations during regular school hours.

    Simchat Torah Extravaganza

    Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., Glazer Campus

    On Simchat Torah, come dance the hora! And eat, sing, pray and unroll the Torah scroll. With music from both the Nefesh band and a klezmer band, a special Simchat Torah dinner, dancing and singing with the
    Torah. We invite you to chant the first verse of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah portion. All ages welcome to this joyful event.

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  • Nefesh

    Nefesh


    Nefesh is an open hearted spiritual community of Wilshire Boulevard Temple led by Rabbi Susan Goldberg and the Nefesh musicians Duvid Swirsky, Sally Dworsky and Ari Herstand. All are warmly welcome to join with us throughout the year on Shabbat and all of the holidays. The services are dynamic, music filled, spiritual experiences.

    Join us as we engage in lively discussions, meaningful teachings, intentions כוונות† for the prayers and connect our ancient liturgy to the present moment.

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    Nefesh Services

    Erev Rosh HaShanah

    September 20, 7:30 p.m.

    Rosh HaShanah

    September 21, 10:30 a.m.

    Kol Nidrei

    September 29, 7:30 p.m.

    Yom Kippur

    September 30, 10:30 a.m.

    Sukkot

    October 4, 7:30 p.m.

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Celebrate High Holy Days in our Historic Sanctuary

See the section above for Schedule of Services.

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21

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Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30

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Erev Rosh HaShanah

Wednesday, September 20

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Kol Nidrei

Friday, September 29

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Yizkor

Saturday, September 30

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PARKING INFORMATION

Temple’s Parking Structure

The Temple’s parking structure is available to those who receive reserved parking passes. This includes members of our Temple leadership, volunteer ushers for High Holy Day services, and congregants who participate in the Each One Help One campaign with a generous gift of $1,800 or more receive a parking pass giving access to the Temple's parking structure. To become an EOHO member, please contact Alison Gettleson at (213) 835-2153 or agettleson@wbtla.org.

Parking Lots Nearby

There are parking lots near the Temple with limited capacity.
We do not have special arrangements for validations. All are electronic payment, either in the building lobby or at the exit.

*Due to limited parking, we encourage ride services such as Lyft or Uber. We have a designated drop off and pick up point on Hobart between Wilshire and 6th Street.

Disabled Person Parking

To park in our disabled lot, you must have a special Temple-issued parking pass. Please contact Alison Gettleson at (213) 835-2153 or agettleson@wbtla.org to request one.

USHER INFORMATION

As in past years, thousands of congregants will worship with us, and once again, we need your help as an usher for High Holy Day services. Our clergy and staff rely on our valued volunteers to help ensure a positive experience for our congregation. Ushers serve as ambassadors to the congregation by welcoming people, helping to direct congregants to their seats, helping to maintain the decorum of services, and answering various questions that arise.

As a thank you, we will be providing you with one parking pass for our parking structure on Hobart Boulevard.

If you have additional questions regarding volunteering as an usher for the High Holy Days, please e-mail Edna Gonzalez at ednag@wbtla.org or call (213) 835-2129.

High Holy Day Activities for your child

Free Child Care
(3 Months to Age 5)

Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Day
September 21 and September 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Glazer Campus Nursery School Classroom
Reservations are required by Monday, September 25.

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Free Child Care Extravaganza for Children Ages 5-10: A Special Spiritual Experience

Kol Nidrei
Friday, September 29, 4:45 - 7:15 p.m.,
Glazer Campus Rooftop Athletics Complex
Reservations are required by Monday, September 25.

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Other Events

(reference your HHD Guide for complete descriptions)

Standing at the Gates: A Community S’lichot Experience

Saturday, September 16, 7 p.m., Glazer Campus

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Tashlich Picnic at the Beach

Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m.
Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park Blvd. and Neilson Way

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Yom Kippur Afternoon Program: Clergy Panel

Saturday, September 30, Glazer Campus
2:00 p.m., Sanctuary

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Yom Kippur Afternoon Program: Nefesh Mediation Room

Saturday, September 30, Glazer Campus
All day, Meitus Hall, Room 202

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Yom Kippur Afternoon Program: Karsh Family Social Service Center Self-Guided Tour

Saturday, September 30, Glazer Campus
1:45 p.m., Karsh Center

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Yom Kippur Afternoon Program: Film screening of “The Women’s Balcony” (2016)

Saturday, September 30, Glazer Campus
11:15 a.m., Stalford Hall
1:45 p.m, Stalford Hall

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Soul Sounds Sukkot Shabbat

Friday, October 6, 6:00 p.m., Irmas Campus

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Sushi/Sake in the Sukkah

Friday, October 6, 7:15 p.m., Irmas Campus

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Nefesh Sukkot

Friday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Glazer Campus

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Celebrate the Harvest at our Food Pantries

Sunday, October 8
7:45–9:30 a.m. • Karsh Center, Glazer Campus
9:00–11:30 a.m. • The People Concern (503 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica)

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Sukkot Yizkor (Memorial Service)

Thursday, October 12, 9:30 a.m., Irmas Campus

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Simchat Torah Extravaganza

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., Glazer Campus

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